Big cats?

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Description:
Mystery ??
Facts:
Since 1976 there have been many sightings of large feline creatures around the British Isles. Regarded by many as cryptozoology there are a number of people and agencies taking these sightings seriously. Evidence has been from spoor, fur samples and footprints along with many amateur videos and photographs. Many sightings have been by professional persons such as the police. The year of 1976 was when the dangerous animals act was passed requiring licensing of large carnivores. If these animals were released then they must have bred to be still present now. Most likely Puma or Panther.

Introduced:

1970s
Origin:
Private collections and pets.
Location:
Moorland and areas with low population density.
Status:
Unknown
Problems:
Comments:
Farmers have reported finding of mutilated and partially eaten sheep in areas where sightings have occurred. More information required.